West Yorkshire ICS

elderly remote care

Leeds launches innovative remote monitoring trial for elderly care


A remote monitoring trial in Leeds will help gain insights on how best to support older people living at home with long-term conditions

Max Mclean

Trust admits errors over dispute with chair


A hospital trust whose chair quit after publicly raising serious concerns about the chief executive has admitted shortcomings in how it handled the situation.

Henry Anderson 2023

Following the Money: ICS shuns ‘payment by results’ in favour of own model


HSJ’s expert briefing on NHS finances, savings and efforts to get back in the black. By finance correspondent Henry Anderson.

Max McLean

Exclusive: ‘You are being lied to’ departing trust chair warns local and national leaders


The chair of a hospital trust who quit after raising serious concerns about the chief executive has now accused the organisation of “institutional corruption and dishonesty” after it claimed he was “asked to resign by the board”.

Max McLean

Chair quits trust after ‘irretrievable’ relationship breakdown with CEO


A hospital trust chair has quit over a dispute with its chief executive and made public several serious criticisms of her leadership.

Money, finance and accounts

Exclusive: Government and NHS in talks over £1bn funding gap


Government is in talks with national NHS leaders over how to fill an urgent funding gap of at least £1bn this financial year, HSJ has learned, as new analysis shows all 42 local integrated care systems were behind their own plans less than halfway through 2023-24.

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Trusts’ row over stroke services sparks ‘significant safety’ concerns


An ongoing row between a major trust and its smaller neighbour over the care of acute stroke patients is leading to ‘significant’ patient safety risks, it has been warned.


Whistleblower denied mental health treatment after suing nearby trust


A mental health provider has apologised after telling a whistleblower he was being declined treatment due to an employment tribunal he had brought against a neighbouring trust.

Rob Webster

NHSE intervenes as ICS flags worsening financial deficit


An integrated care system deemed to be a relatively strong performer is now forecasting a £25m deficit, after signing up to a breakeven plan at the start of the year, its CEO has said.

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Exclusive: ‘Cost of living crisis’ contributing to stillbirths, research finds


The cost of living squeeze is a significant factor in some stillbirths, according to case reviews carried out in one of England’s most deprived areas.


Too much emphasis placed on CEO ‘success or failure’ says new chief


A chief executive of a major acute trust has said much of the ‘emphasis’ placed on CEOs represents an ‘outdated model of leadership’.

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Fresh spending crackdown as NHSE is accused of ‘micro-managing’


Fifteen health systems that submitted deficit plans have been told to review all their staffing vacancies to ‘consider where the removal or freezing of posts is appropriate’.

Digital innovation

Revealed: First ICS digital maturity ratings


HSJ  can reveal the first ratings given to every integrated care system for the ‘digital maturity’ of its NHS providers.

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University ‘exploring’ providing NHS diagnostics


A university is ‘exploring’ a move into providing NHS diagnostic services after spending £1.5m on equipment to train its radiography students.

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Revealed: the tenfold regional difference in access to GP records


Fewer than one in 10 GP practices offers patients access to their records in several areas of England, with significant variation across England, six months ahead of a new deadline.

Rob Webster

Hancock WhatsApp coverage ‘distressing’, says ICS chief


Media coverage of Matt Hancock’s leaked WhatsApp messages and the government’s response to the pandemic ‘can be distressing’ for NHS staff and others, a respected system leader has said.

Donna Hall

‘Territorial’ foundation trusts must be scrapped, says Hewitt review member


Foundation trusts must be scrapped to truly change the culture and behaviours within local systems, says an FT chair who is working on a government-commissioned review of integrated care systems.

Julian Hartley

‘Local management’ harder in ‘enormous’ trusts, says new NHS Providers chief


The new chief executive of NHS Providers has told HSJ he will champion the development of provider collaboratives in the role, and stressed there is no ‘schism’ between them and integrated care systems.

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Delayed discharges rise in 17 ICSs despite Barclay’s £250m fund


A high-profile £250m government intervention to free up hospital beds has so far failed to deliver any significant reduction in delayed discharges – with multiple systems instead reporting large increases.


Teaching trust names medic as new chief executive


Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust has named Phil Wood as its new chief executive.